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Land Journey

Desert Oasis: Zion, Death Valley & Palm Springs

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8
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$5,190 USD
Journey Type
Land
Time of Year
Jan - Mar
Cities & Landmarks
Death Valley National Park, Joshua Tree National Park, Zabriskie Point, Las Vegas, Sunnylands, Badwater Basin
Death Valley Tour
Death Valley National Park

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EXPERIENCE WITH TAUCK

Flightseeing over Death Valley

 

A tour of Death Valley National Park

 

A tour of the Valley of Fire in Fire State Park

 

A guided walk through Zion Canyon

 

A visit to the Center & Garden of Sunnylands, the sprawling Annenberg estate in Rancho Mirage known as the "Camp David of the West"

 

TAUCK VALUE INCLUDES

 

An overnight stay at the Four Seasons Hotel on the Las Vegas Strip

 

Two nights in the heart of Death Valley National Park, at a desert oasis

 

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Activity

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Active components such as hiking, bicycling and walking longer distances may be included, and hills and/or uneven terrain may be encountered on several days. Guests should be able to walk two to three miles and stand for long periods of time with no difficulty.

Pace

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Often robust – may include long days, active sightseeing, early starts, evening activities, significant travel times.

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Legendary Journeys and Adventures

Deserts are where Nature paints its big-canvas art, its most astonishing and colorful landscapes and wildest sculptures, flaming sunsets and deepest, starriest night skies...boundless places where wind and water are free to play and create works that inspire awe, wonder and surprise... where Native Americans and Biblical-minded pioneers alike felt something grand and sacred in its empty spaces...

... and our eight-day national park road trip will take you to some of the places where that desert spirit lives largest, Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada, Zion National Park in Utah, Death Valley National Park, and Joshua Tree National Park in California, some less well-known than others, but each with a distinct character and vibe you can feel up close on guided hikes and excursions and inside-the-park accommodations. And just so you don't feel too overwhelmed by natural wonders, we've bookended the tour with a healthy dose of civilization: overnight stays in luxury hotels in Las Vegas and Palm Springs.

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Flightseeing Over Death Valley

Day 4

Experience the beauty of Death Valley... from above!

Today, depart Las Vegas for a one hour flightseeing trip above Death Valley National Park, an experience that showcases some of the most breathtaking natural landscapes in all of California. From above, witness insurmountable beauty of the region and surrounding areas before landing at Furnace Creek Airport.

Joshua Tree National Park

The Intersection of Two Deserts

Arrive at Joshua Tree National Park where the Mojave and Colorado Deserts merge... creating an ecosystem unlike any other. Here, the creosote and cacti, weird rock formations, boulder hills, wandering canyons and windswept desert plains where giant yucca plants, appropriately named Joshua Trees, create unimaginable landscapes. Along nature trails that wind through Lost Horse Valley, hidden oases, long abandoned mining camps and the Wonderland of Rocks, there is so much more than meets the eye at this timeless sanctuary.

Artist's Palette

Nature's Natural Palette

One of the most unique areas of Death Valley National Park is Artist's Palette, specifically, a portion of the nine-mile drive known as "Artist's Drive." Famous for its beautiful, vibrant colors that the outer facing rocks showcase, this phenomenon is caused by the oxidation of different metals found within the rock formations and is due to the chemical weathering and hydrothermal alteration occurrences within the area. Each metal, when oxidized, produces a different color. Iron compounds produce pink, red and yellow colors whereas mica and manganese produce green and purple respectively. These colors are likely a remnant of explosive volcanic times of the past! Don't forget to bring your camera to capture this jaw-dropping scenery.

The Inn at Death Valley

A hidden gem within the surrounding desert...

Amidst the shifting sand dunes, hidden canyons and gargantuan rock formations sits The Inn at Death Valley. Surrounded by palm trees and other unique desert flora, this property has transformed into a desert oasis unlike any other. Once an exclusive desert escape for the Hollywood elite the likes of Marlon Brando, Clark Gable, and Carole Lombard, The Inn at Death Valley is bringing back the Old Hollywood feel after a multi-million dollar renovation to its property finished in 2019. Relax by the spring-fed pool, enjoy the sunset from one of the stone patios, partake in a round of 18 at the world's lowest elevation golf course and witness the awestruck beauty of the Milky Way Galaxy like you've never seen before!

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